Dear Delicious takes up the large corner spot directly opposite the train station on Wardell Road in Dulwich Hill.
Owners Greg and James Vikiarellais have created a space that is both charming and comfortable. The décor is relaxed, fresh, and not overly fussy, with an open kitchen perfectly creating an air of spaciousness.
The constantly evolving menu has been devised by both Greg and head chef Kahlil Perazzo. Drawing on organic, ethically sourced local produce, some of which comes from the veggie patch out the back, the creative menu offers more than just standard cafe fare. The organic chicken burger comes with kale slaw rather than lettuce, and the layered rhubarb and orange blossom pistachio labneh parfait is a perfect combination of tart and sweet, with subtle flowery undertones.
While local bakeries provide savoury breads and baked sweet things, Greg spends time in the kitchen crafting handmade crème caramels with coconut cream. Dear Delicious also boasts homemade gelato in a variety of flavours, providing a welcome reprieve from the oft-oppressive inner-west heat.